Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cosmos vs Logos

In the Beginning…

Major TV networks are airing an updated Cosmos series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.     While the computer generated images and photography are imaginative and to some degree inspiring, it’s just the same old story in a new package.  The first program in the series has the line, “the cosmos is all that is, was and ever will be.”  This offers a stark contrast to the opening sentence in Genesis 1 of the Bible, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”   So do you accept the Cosmos view that time and unknown forces created all that we see over billions of years with life resulting from randomly occurring mutations that somehow began with amino acids evolving from non-living materials?   Or do you believe that an all-powerful God spoke all of creation into existence through the agency of One described as the Logos (Word) in the Gospel of John that we know as Jesus?   Either choice involves a decision of faith - more to follow in the coming weeks.

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